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Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Lost - Season Three
Music by Michael Giacchino
Varese Sarabande VSD-6892 (EU)
Disc 1 - 30 Tracks 78:20 mins Disc 2 - 37 Tracks 76:23 mins

I'm a little out of touch with this unusual and fascinating series, since it switched from terrestrial to satellite broadcast, but I gather we're now just about to conclude the fourth season of the show. This splendidly generous double CD presents music from Season Three and again Michael Giacchino was entrusted with the composing duties.
Disc One highlights the best of the composer's efforts up until the Season's two hour finale and, in an unprecedented move, Disc Two features the complete score for that two-part finale. An unbelievable amount of music.
As with the first two seasons, Giacchino makes interesting and inventive use of his relatively limited orchestral forces and, with his increased experience in scoring all manner of features, his scores display much confidence and maturity. Many of the themes and motifs written for the first two seasons are developed and expanded upon, thus retaining the show's familiar sound. There are of course all the usual moments of mystery and suspense, exciting and often quite menacing action, together with more poignant, personal and reflective passages; all making for a lengthy, but seldom dull, listening experience.
The accompanying 16-page booklet features many full colour stills from the show, plus a note on the music by producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse.
Fans of the show and its composer will certainly not be disappointed with this bumper collection of some of the very finest music contemporary TV has to offer.


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